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Week One of National Novel Writing Month

Last week I told you I was going to be taking part in National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. It began on Sunday, November 1 and the goal is for all 150,000 adult and 35,000 kid participants to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

So what was I doing Sunday morning?

Moonstone Beach in Cambria, CA 11/1/09

I woke up very early the day after Halloween and my story was percolating in my brain. Rather than enjoy the last few post dawn moments snuggled in the comfy bed of the Bed and Breakfast where Conor and I celebrated our 4th anniversary, I got up and started writing. I wrote 1,639 words in that sitting and it happened pretty fast.

I was exhilirated and inspired and I’m determined that I’m not going to beat myself up if I don’t finish (just playing is really a lot of fun. You know, like how cool it is to just be nominated…) but given how well those first words came I’m thinking that maybe, just maybe I’ll get there…


Before we drove home on Sunday we stopped here, at Moonstone Beach in beautiful Cambria California. I’m now back in reality and hoping to finish the thing within 30 days. As of now (Tuesday morning) my word count is 2,782. I’ll keep you posted in the coming weeks.


I’m totally thinking about writing right now. Aren’t you?


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